Elephant society ‘still disrupted decades after cull’ BBC (Lambert)
Trees help at-risk species keep cool BBC (Lambert)
Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies New York Times
A study in the dynamics of international flows… #4 Angry Bear (furzy mouse)
Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career Associated Press
Breaking: shots against three young men close to Golden Dawn offices in N. Herakeio-Athens unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens (no more banksters)
Taliban leader’s death may strain U.S.-Pakistan relations Washington Post
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps ars technica (Carol B) Whaaat?
How Much Did President Obama Know About the N.S.A. Eavesdropping on Angela Merkel? New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Snowden Asks U.S. to Stop Treating Him Like a Traitor New York Times
‘Courage Is Contagious’: Additional NSA Employees Said to Be Following Snowden’s Lead Common Dreams (Deontos)
Civil Liberties Organization Calls on Administration to Drop Charges Against Edward Snowden Partnership for Civil Justice. Hey, how about a White House petition? (IIRC, earlier petitions called for him to be pardoned, which is a non sequitur since he hasn’t been tried and found guilty) I’m sure it would get at least a million signatures and it would be entertaining to see what sort of doublespeak Obama would muster in response.
Man sues DHS, NSA for the right to parody them on mugs, T-shirts ars technica (Carol B). We need a lot more Optor-type stunts on the surveillance state front.
Troubleshooter Reports Progress and Barriers in Bid to Repair Health Portal New York Times. This is consistent with Lambert’s citation of a rule of development, which I’m quoting inexactly: Putting more people on a late project makes it later.
Obamacare losers could pack punch Politico
Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov NPR (furzy mouse)
Syrian Refugees To Get Prepaid ‘Debit Cards’ To Buy Groceries Instead Of Packaged Meals Huffington Post (Carol B)
Mich. man claims he told US where bin Laden was Associated Press
Attacks On Clean Energy Failed Across The Country: Report Huffington Post (Paul T)
J.P. Morgan’s Legal Woes Extend to Oil Patch Wall Street Journal (JR)
Slow-motion regulatory explosion update FT Alphaville
Four Intriguing Ideas for How to Fix the Banks Bloomberg (furzy mouse)
The US capital stock: old and busted, but why? FT Alphaville. Not only is government underinvesting in infrastructure, but enterprises are also underinvesting….
$5bn in US food stamp cuts set in Guardian
Families brace as billions in food stamp cuts set in NBC (furzy mouse)
California Housing Bubble 2.0 in Pictures Mark Hanson (Scott)
Two Forces and Three Bears James Howard Kunstler (Carol B)
RUSSELL BRAND-BASHING AND THE LEFT’S PREFERRED POWERLESSNESS Essential Opinion (DakotabornKansan). BTW, three separate YouTube clips of the interview together total over 11 million views in just over a week, and that doesn’t include the people who viewed the segment on the BBC website.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse)